Year: 2006

Least searched-for U.S. presidents

Starting in 2007 the US Mint will be featuring presidents on the dollar coins. Every year four presidents will be featured in the order they took office. Which president is the least searched-for? I went to overture’s keyword selector tool that tells us how many times a term has been searched. Here’s the result for …

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Wiffleball tournaments near Chicago, Illinois

Every year in early May and early september there are wiffleball tournaments in Sycamore, Illinois. Buttermaker informed me about these tournaments through a funny message on 43people.com =============== I have not met Matt yet but I can tell he is a wiffleballer. I don‚Äôt think he will come close to hitting any of my pitches. …

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December 18: International Test your Nuclear Weapons Day

(Image courtesy bug138) My away message for work: I’m out of the office Monday and Tuesday, December 18 and 19 as December 18th is International Test your Nuclear Weapons Day (btw, i’m not serious). But what is serious is that December 18th in history has been a day that countries have truly tested their nuclear …

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Does your dog have an email address?

(Photo courtesy of Jurica) If i had a dog, i would give him an email address. People could email my dog and then i would read the email to him. I’m thinking about giving my pet rock an email address. He can roll across the keyboard pretty good. Here, watch… /.,mlnkhjgbrfy I don’t know what …

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New word: childhoodren

What is the plural of childhood? Childhoods? That sounds weird. The plural of child is children. How about the plural of childhood to be childhoodren?

A mile-long red carpet for Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

One of the great avenues of the world is missing something. A red carpet. Chicago’s Magnificent Mile has wonderful shopping, skyscrapers, historic buildings, and even horse carriages. But now imagine a mile long red carpet on the sidewalk. That would be so cool. Currently there’s a little carpet in front of the Hotel Intercontinential’s doors …

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Chicago’s Twizzler Tower to be tallest in America

There’s plans for a new monster 2,000 foot tall building to appear on the lakefront in Chicago. Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune wrote an excellent review pointing out how the old plan had the tower gracefully pointing upward into the sky with a twisting tapered body and culmanating spire. Now we have a twisting …

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MLB rule changes on December 12

(This post is supposed to appear on Tuesday, December 12, but since I mention this in my funny auto-reply email away message at work, i’m posting it earlier) On this day in December 12, 1930, Major League Baseball changes a rule that a ball bouncing into the stands is no longer a homerun, but now …

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FOX’s NFL transformer robot is much better than the NHL’s robot

For all you FOX NFL robot hatas out there, be glad it ain’t like the NHL robots. NHL Transformers: NFL Transformer: The Fox NFL transformer rules. The first week of football this year I thought it was cool and wondered if I would get sick of him. It’s now week 14 and I still enjoy …

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